Investigator: Katherine Reagan, Rare and Manuscript Collections

Preservation Fund, 2020

The 18 volumes under review for treatment and documentation comprise Rare and Manuscript Collections’ Piranesi holdings and form part of a set of books presented by Pope Clement XIV to Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, during his residence in Rome. The Piranesi conservation project will span the next year and a half; the very large volumes will require specialized conservation treatment and imaging.